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fordtrucks61-79-digest Friday, March 20 1998 Volume 02 : Number 166



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In this issue:

Granny tranny [Dan Koster ]
Tire problem PLEASE HELP ["fran rauh" ]
Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP [Chris Hedemark ]
RE: 351s, 400's and 460's [Sleddog ]
RE: Oil hole restriction [Sleddog ]
Re: restrictor plugs ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: 351s, 400's and 460's ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
window gaskets & tiny rivets [Jamey Moss ]
Re: Intro and Throttle Linkage?? ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: FE Oil Pump Priming Shaft ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: 460 noises ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Ford truck article [Stu Varner ]
Re: 4V FE intake and 4100 carbs [Stu Varner
RE: 4V FE intake and 4100 carbs [Stu Varner
RE: 351s, 400's and 460's [Sleddog ]
Re: Steel Braided Lines ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Casting #. [DGholsM ]
Re: t98 transmission ["JAMES MERLO" ]
Re: 4x4 Spindles/Hubs, etc. [Don Grossman ]
65 F250 4X4 [ballingr ldd.net (WILLIAM L BALLINGER)]
Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP [Don Grossman ]
Anyone in Missouri? [Tyler Wilkins ]
Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP ["Chris Hedemark" ]
Gaskets for 72 Doors [Joe DeLaurentis ]
Re: Anyone in Missouri? ["Michael Redden" ]
Re: Intro [Tyler Wilkins ]
Message from Deacon. [Ken Payne ]
Re: Message from Deacon. ["Bill Beyer" ]

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:29:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Koster
Subject: Granny tranny

Hello everyone. I've got a no-brainer here.

My '63 F100 has a granny-gear 4-speed transmission. I've always
assumed that it was a T-98. Could it be something else? (it
is the original trans.) maybe a NP435? What's the best wasy to tell?

What are the gear ratios for 1st thru 4th on a T-98? ...NP435?

Thanks,

Dan
_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:56:00 -0500
From: "fran rauh"
Subject: Tire problem PLEASE HELP

Hey everyone. I have a 66 F350 1ton. It has 17 in. wheels with six lugs. I
would like to put radials tires on it. My local truck shop tells me no one
makes wheels to fit or tires for that matter. My question is does anyone
know if I can change the drums to ones with 8 lugs. Or any way I can solve
my tire problem. Thanks,Fran

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:52:11 -0500
From: Chris Hedemark
Subject: Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP

fran rauh wrote:

> Hey everyone. I have a 66 F350 1ton. It has 17 in. wheels with six lugs. I
> would like to put radials tires on it. My local truck shop tells me no one
> makes wheels to fit or tires for that matter. My question is does anyone
> know if I can change the drums to ones with 8 lugs. Or any way I can solve
> my tire problem. Thanks,Fran


Before you give up all hope on finding rims, you may want to see if any
other six-lug vehicles carry the same bolt pattern and similar
backspacing. For one, the late model Dodge Durango/Dakota platform is
one place to start looking.

Now how wide are your rims? Are they too narrow for modern radial
tires? There *are* truck tires made now for 17" tires (not many, but
they're there). Doesn't the new Ford T100... errr Toyota F150.... errr
Ford F150 (grin) use these?

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:02:22 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: 351s, 400's and 460's

exactly. if you took a engine, and made the stroke longer, but used a
smaller bore and assuming all else unchanged (assuming a cam grind that is
not too serious a high rpm cam) the motor will produce better low end
torque, but fall flat on its face earlier than the short sroked motor did.
just as a bigger cube engine can use a bigger cam, a long stroke engine
can use a bigger cam even if same cubes. basically it seems that the
longer stroke makes higher port velocities at the same rpm. a longer
stroke doesn't "make" more torque, it just moves the whole powerband lower.
and the increased port velocities limit the top end.

sleddog

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From: Gary, 78 BBB[SMTP:gpeters3 ford.com]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 1998 5:53 AM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: RE: 351s, 400's and 460's


Based on previous discussions and what you say here I am assuming
that a longer stroke will make more torque at a lower rpm but run out
of air at higher rpms?? The very abused and very tired 429 I put in
my van seemed to run till I chickened out but the fresh 460 with
spread bore carb, headers and dual exhaust seems to run out of air
about 90 mph with 2.75 gears which isn't all that high rpm. The only
real difference I can see in the two besides the stroke is the cam,
the 460 has a torque cam.

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:08:06 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: Oil hole restriction

i just found out that some people also make restricted pushrods. these
help about the same as bushing the lifter bores, and cost just slightly
less (unless you bend alot of pushrods all the time!) and it is the
2,3,4,5 mains that get restricted.

so, the mains , going to the cam get plugs, then the lifter bore bushings
(or pushrods) and the crossover.

i do not know about the other ford v8's.

sleddog

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From: Gary, 78 BBB[SMTP:gpeters3 ford.com]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 1998 6:46 AM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: RE: Oil hole restriction

> From: Sleddog
> Subject: RE: Oil hole restriction
> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:20:52 -0500

> gary, the 385 does feed crank, then cam, then valvetrain. to
> restrict these engines, you restrict some (2,3,4,5 i think?) of the
> mains going up to the crank. then you restrict the right side
> crossover (or was it the left?) and the other side needs to have the
> lifter bores bushed. most people only do the mains and the

Thanks sleddog! I thought I was going nuts for a minute there! I
wasn't aware of the lifter area or crossovers though. I'll have to
keep that in mind on my next one. I knew about tapping the gallery
passages for plugs and also tapped the soph holes for allen pipe
plugs and deburred everything. I was real proud of myself for all
that but still misssed a few important steps which will not be missed
on my next one :-)


78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --






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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:19:22 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: restrictor plugs

> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 07:35:38 -0400
> From: sbest
> Subject: Re: restrictor plugs

> > I tried some allen set screws, but the only ones my local hardware
> > store had were made of some kind of hardened material and after I
> > toasted 2 drill bits on the first one I went to plan B...

Set screws are generally grade 8 and are case hardened but soft
enough to drill in the center. You usually can get it done with
carbide bits but sometimes you can get a cobalt bit through too.
Since you are only putting them in once and not taking them out again
heating them is probably Ok too but let them air cool, slowly. True
annealing requires the material to come down to room temp inside of
the furnace so is pretty time consuming but it may be sufficient to
just get them red and set them on a brick to cool.

A trick I learned for drilling bolts down the center that gets the
hole straight and on center is to put the drill in a drill press vise
and put the setscrew in the drill chuck and bring it down on the
drill bit with chuck spinning but probably needs a drill press to do
this effectively without breaking the drill :-) The vise, of course,
needs to be free to float as the drill seeks the center of the screw.


78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:25:01 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP

> From: "fran rauh"
> Subject: Tire problem PLEASE HELP
> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:56:00 -0500

> Hey everyone. I have a 66 F350 1ton. It has 17 in. wheels with six
> lugs. I would like to put radials tires on it. My local truck shop
> tells me no one makes wheels to fit or tires for that matter. My
> question is does anyone know if I can change the drums to ones with
> 8 lugs. Or any way I can solve my tire problem. Thanks,Fran

The new fords have 6 lugs on them I noticed when I was helping my
daughter look for a new truck. I was a bit surpirsed to see that
come back, maybe the bolt cricle is the same as the old ones?
Anybody know?

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:30:42 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: RE: 351s, 400's and 460's

> From: Sleddog
> Subject: RE: 351s, 400's and 460's
> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:02:22 -0500

> can use a bigger cam even if same cubes. basically it seems that
> the longer stroke makes higher port velocities at the same rpm. a
> longer stroke doesn't "make" more torque, it just moves the whole
> powerband lower.
> and the increased port velocities limit the top end.

Longer strokes mean faster piston speed over it's travel at a given
rpm which would increase port velocities I should think?

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 10:10:40 -0600
From: Jamey Moss
Subject: window gaskets & tiny rivets

I changed out all of the felt and gaskets on the drivers door on my '67 F=
100
last night, and I thought I'd report on a few things.

I bought the "Complete Door Anti-rattler Kit" from Dennis Carpenter, whic=
h
includes the felt window glass run, the division bar felt, the vent windo=
w
gasket, and the door glass anti-rattlers. The kit comes with a few
instructions, and the Dennis Carpenter catalog has more detailed instruct=
ions
along with pictures. Everything went according to the instructions fairl=
y
well, with the following exceptions that caused the job to take longer th=
an I expected:

=95 I had to pry out the old anti-rattlers to get the vent window and di=
vision
bar assembly out of the door (I was glad I went ahead and got the new one=
s,
even though the old ones looked fine). =


=95 Then the division bar would not simply slide away from the vent wind=
ow
frame once the vent glass was out. The back side of the vent window fram=
e had
a lip that need to be pried apart in order for the division bar to be rem=
oved.
This prying took a while because I didn't want to damage or scratch the
visible part of the vent window frame.

=95 Removing the old felt door glass run was a huge pain in the a** beca=
use the
old rubber had hardened over the years and had to be chipped out with a s=
crew
driver one tiny piece at a time.

=95 Installation of the new felt and gasket was a breeze, but now someth=
ing is
slightly wrong with the vent window alignment, making it a two-hand job t=
o
close it. Either the alignment is very difficult to get just right, or t=
he
new gasket doesn't fit perfectly, or I bent the frame a bit when I was
hammering the rivets that hold the gasket to the frame. It's probably a
combination of the three.


The result of the new gaskets is great! The door closes very solid like =
a new
door (no rattling of the window), and the annoying wind noise is gone. I=
n
fact, I can hear road noise from the passenger side (with the old felt an=
d
gaskets) louder then the drivers side, which I'm obviously much closer to=
=2E

As for a tool for those tiny rivets, Rich Garber pointed me in the right
direction (thanks Rich):

> Mid Fifty F-100 sells what they call
> a rivet installation tool.(53 to 56 trucks)
> =

> #81148- tool w/10 rivets $8.00
> #81149- w/channel base tool $12.00
> =

> Mid Fifty 1-800-252-1956

The tool is nothing more than a punch with a concave end and a point in t=
he
center, so that when you hammer on the tool, the point contacts the open =
end
of the rivet and forces the metal outward in a circle while it compresses=
the
rivet. It worked really well, although I would recommend the $8 version
without the 1/4 x 1 x 8" piece of steel because can find your own brace t=
o
hammer against for less than $4.

Now I can drive to Houston this weekend without the constant howling of w=
ind
and road noise in my ears.


Later,

Jamey Moss ra4001 email.sps.mot.com

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:00:49 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Intro and Throttle Linkage??

> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 21:00:50 -0500 (EST)
> From: CLARE WATERMAN
> Subject: Intro and Throttle Linkage??

> well, in spite of the fact that i got the ford throttle lever kit,
> the edelbrock throttle lever will never work with the original
> linkage. why? because opening the edelbrock throttle requires a
> "pulling" force on the lever. thus, there is no need for the
> linkage that converts the pull of the gas pedal to a push on the
> throttle.

Both my 78's have a pulling linkage with a hinged rod with pedal on
one end of the hinge and a long control rod or arm on the other with
a hole in the end for the linkage. Connected the control arm is an
adjustable linkage which snaps onto the carb lever and is hooked in
a hole on the control arm with typical ford linkage clips. The carb
lever has an extension on the bottom for the return spring as I
recall.

Seems like you could get this link and bend the existing control arm
as necessary and make it work?

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:05:00 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FE Oil Pump Priming Shaft

> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 19:49:21 -0600
> From: Tyler Wilkins
> Subject: FE Oil Pump Priming Shaft

> Anyone have a Oil Pump Primimg shaft they would want to sell or
> borrow me? I'll pay for shipping to me and back plus $5 or
> something if I can borrow it. The local parts shop wants $87 for

Go to a hardware store and get some hex stock the size of the pump
shaft and cut it long enough to stick out where you can get a socket
on it easily and do as previously suggested and use a "speeder"
handle to crank it a few strokes. You don't really need a drill
motor for this and, in fact, if you oil all the parts thoroughly and
prefill the oil filter this step isn't even necessary IMHO but it
certainly takes all the guessing out of it :-) (did I put any oil on
this or that or........)


78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:22:43 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 460 noises

> From: "Ron"
> Subject: Re: 460 noises
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 23:49:01 -0500

> problem, is the one who installed them. I don't really think the
> problem is the unleaded fuel. I see far too many old clunkers
> around here running like crazy, using the same fuels. Not saying

The consensus as I understand it is that the lack of lead in the fuel
allows more metal to metal contact between the valve and seat and the
additives that replace the lead are more abrasive so wear is
accellerated due to this. How much it affects each engine depends on
many other factors I'm sure but this is definitely "a" factor.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:51:59 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: Ford truck article

At 08:43 PM 3/18/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I bought the May issue of Sport Truck. It features an article; 50 years of
>Ford Trucks.
>The article also showcases readers trucks. Among them is Stu V's '71
>F-100.
>Nice to see it in print, Stu.
>

I had no such idea it was there. I did send a pic in a while back to Custom
Classic trucks in april 97 issue. It was in readers rides. I'll have to
find a copy of that
mag. Reckon I ain't that bad of a photographer! New hobby??
STU
Nuke GM!

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:54:04 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: 4V FE intake and 4100 carbs

At 07:59 PM 3/18/98 -0800, you wrote:
>
>>Q#1
>>I picked up an FE 4V intake and an Autolite 4100 carb for my restomod
>>project. The intake has a D5 casting, meaning 1970's year 1975. No
>>problem with these numbers. But, I have a curious little problem with the
>>intake once I got it home. I noticed on the passenger side
>>of the intake next to the carb mounting, was a hole about the size of a dime.
>>Someone got a clue as to what this is for? Is it for exahusting
>>something? I dunno. My 2V intake has no such hole anywhere like this.
>>How do I need to address this when I rebuild the engine? Plug it? It is
>>not for vacuum Is it? HEP me!
>
> Stu,
> It's for EGR. That hole is how the EGR valve gets it's " EG "
> There's a spacer block that sits between the manifold and the carb
> and directs exhaust gas from this hole to the EGR valve which bolts to
> the back of the spacer block.
> You could maybe tap the hole and plug it, but it sits about halfway under
> the edge of the carb flange, so You need to make Your plug sit flush with
> or below the surface of the manifold so the carb will seal.
> It's got hot exhaust pressure behind it, so make sure the plug seals
> well.
> The easiest thing is to get the EGR spacer and EGR valve and put it on,
> but don't put a vacuum hose on the valve so it's non functional.
> Or get another manifold without EGR... I've got a D4TE 4-bbl manifold
> that doesn't have EGR. Too bad it's so damned heavy, or I'd try and sell
> it to You... (-:
>
> Steve

Steve, I think I figured it out when I got home. It think the spacer fits
over it for
the PCV. I think this is the souce of air flow for it. I don't have the
spcer yet so
I'll have to find one of those soon.

Thanks for the help

STU

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:55:26 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: RE: 4V FE intake and 4100 carbs

At 12:17 AM 3/19/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Stu. I think it is for a vacuum block to be threaded into. Is it a threaded
>hole? Mine has a block in the approximate position you described and it's
>the manifold vac to the tranny modulator.

I don't thinkit is threaded. I haven't had it dropped in a vat yet or
cleaned up real good. there is a bunch of crap in it now. I ahven't had
tiime to mess with it much!
STU
Nuke GM!

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:13:17 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: 351s, 400's and 460's

- ----------
From: Gary, 78 BBB[SMTP:gpeters3 ford.com]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 1998 8:30 AM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: RE: 351s, 400's and 460's

Longer strokes mean faster piston speed over it's travel at a given
rpm which would increase port velocities I should think?

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --


seems that way to me.

sleddog

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:15:52 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Steel Braided Lines

> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 14:34:31 -0700
> From: Keith Srb
> Subject: Re: Steel Braided Lines

> Can you give me a little more than Earl's, since I have no idea who
> or what Earl's is ??? :)

Had to go look it up on the net:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://expert.cc.purdue.edu/~dwcclark/locations.html

Phone #;s and stuff are all there :-)

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 19:04:24 EST
From: DGholsM
Subject: Re: Casting #.

I have a 71 f350 w/360 there are two numbers on my block just above where the
fuel pump sits there is a 62 and just below that are the numbers 352.


DMG
71 F350 W/360 OR 390
77 LINCOLN W/460 4/sure

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 18:00:23 -0600
From: "JAMES MERLO"
Subject: Re: t98 transmission

Does anyone know if the Ford 429/460 engine came with a
bellhousing that had a 4.87 inch diameter bearing retainer hole?
I am looking to attach a 429/460 (385 series) to my T98 transmission. I
would appreciate as detail guidance or direction or references that you
could provide. I am trying to keep this transmission if I can

Thanks,
Jim

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:40:36 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: 4x4 Spindles/Hubs, etc.

BDIJXS wrote:

> I'm curious if anyone has tried to upgrade their 76-79 F-150 4x4 Dana 44 front
> axles to accomodate a similar year F-250 hub, spindle, and rotor and
> associated stuff? Is there an F-250 spindle that will bolt up to the F-150
> steering knuckle? Or, could a set of everything from the steering knuckles out
> from a 78-79 F-250 setup be used? I wondering of the F-150 tie rod would bolt
> into the F-250 knuckle? I think the 78-79 F-250's had the same type of upper
> and lower ball joints connecting the knuckles to the housing....
>
> Also, are most of the 3/4 ton eight-lug wheels 15"?
>
> Any input would be helpful!
>
> Colorado Jeff

Well Jeff since you stumbled into my territory, let me see if I can help you out.

Lets start with the ball joints. Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, International ect.
Dana 44 open knuckle axle housings use the same ball joint. I have not put an
F-150 (disk brake) spindle next to an F-250 (disk brake) spindle but from what I
have heard they are the same and have the same spindle bolt pattern. Next time I
have my front end apart I will check them out. I was going to do the exact same
thing on my truck when I upgraded the axle and suspension.

The (Ford) disk spindles are different than the (Ford) drum spindles but the drum
spindles are very similar to the Chevy drum and disk spindles. That is a
different story anyway.

You can bolt up the 3/4 ton spindle, hub and brake parts to a 1/2 knuckle. Or
you can also replace the knuckle as well. As far as the steering linkage, the
3/4 HD uses a larger tie rod end than the 1/2 ton. (Most do, but some don't).

As far as the wheel are concerned the 15" is used mostly with 1/2 tons of that
vintage. 8 lug 15" wheels are available from American Racing but you will run
into a problem with brake caliper clearance. I have a set of 16.5's and the
calipers just clear the balance weight.

Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 19:29:53 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (WILLIAM L BALLINGER)
Subject: 65 F250 4X4

I have a 65 F250 4X4 that I bought a little while back. It has all of the
original drivetrain intact except for the engine. The engine is a mystery to
me. The seller claimed that it is a 360 with 390 heads(which as far as I
know are the same as 360 heads) with 10,000 miles on it. It has a terrible
amount of blow-by but it doesn't; use any oil, smoke, or contaminate the oil
with gas. No smoke on start up, or crap on the dipstick. It runs really good
, but sounds like a threshing machine when it is warming up, but quiets down
tolerably when warm. The oil pressure is 55 psi at start up 25 at idle when
warm and 45 to 50 at highway cruise speed. It blows oil out of the filler
cap at sustained 2800 to 3000 rpm operation. It has an atermarket cam
(unknown specs) Performer 390 intake and headers. It makes 14 to 16hg of
vacuam at 825 rpms with a little lope but smooth, and runs 22 to 25 degrees
of initial timing at the balancer( with the vacuam advance unhooked)When
Ipulled the pan to seal the (redneck tourque wrenched)pan the block revealed
another mystery. The main webs have three ribs instead of two and the pan
rail is about 3/16 of on inch wider than another FE I had lying around. It
has a 105 cast backwards on the drivers side front of the block wher any
other I've seen has a 352. It is a D3TE casting.
My questions are:
1. Do you think that the blow-by could be the exhaust valve guides? The
intakes aren't sucking oil.( no smoke ever )If so will it hurt to drive it
that way changin oil every 3000 miles?
2.Do you think that the noise is due to forged pistons? The undersides when
I had the pan off had crescent shaped ribs opposite to the pins, other cast
pistons I've seen are flat at the skirt with no reinforcement. What does an
FE forged piston look like from undrneath?
3. Is the oil pressure OK? and is it normal to blow out oil at highway
speed? (2800 to 3000 rpms with my 4.56 gears and 31.50(supposed to be
12.50x33x16.5)ties)
4.Why does it need so much timing? There is no vibration anywhere, so I
don't think that the balancer has slipped, you cant really see it because of
the front mount. I have ported vacuam advance and good responsive
centrifugal advance, and no ping at all. It runs good.
5. Can anyone identify the block?


Ballinger
Preferred Company
ballingr ldd.net

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:49:59 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP

Chris Hedemark wrote:

> fran rauh wrote:
>
> > Hey everyone. I have a 66 F350 1ton. It has 17 in. wheels with six lugs. I
> > would like to put radials tires on it. My local truck shop tells me no one
> > makes wheels to fit or tires for that matter. My question is does anyone
> > know if I can change the drums to ones with 8 lugs. Or any way I can solve
> > my tire problem. Thanks,Fran
>
> Before you give up all hope on finding rims, you may want to see if any
> other six-lug vehicles carry the same bolt pattern and similar
> backspacing. For one, the late model Dodge Durango/Dakota platform is
> one place to start looking.

Chris, the old 6 bolt and new 6 bolt( like on the dodge dakota) are like
comparing apples and apricots.

Don't give up hope Fran. 17" wheels and tires are comming back.

Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 20:09:22 -0600
From: Tyler Wilkins
Subject: Anyone in Missouri?

Any list members in the Missouri Area? I am planning to take a trip
south (as far as I need to go, probably in Missouri somewhere) sometime
in April to make a run for rustfree truck parts. I was planning on just
hitting the local boneyards to see what I can find. If anyone lives in
Missouri and knows the local boneyards and where they are let me know.
I wanna have a plan on exactly where I am going before I head out.
Thanx. Any other info, as to prices for parts, etc down there would
also be appreciated. Thanx again!

I would also be really interested in getting a hold of southern
newspapers, autobuyers from a variety of southern states if anybody
would be willing to pick some up for me. I'll pay for them obviously.
Let me know......

Tyler Wilkins
Milwaukee, WI

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 21:17:13 -0500
From: "Chris Hedemark"
Subject: Re: Tire problem PLEASE HELP

>> Before you give up all hope on finding rims, you may want to see if any
>> other six-lug vehicles carry the same bolt pattern and similar
>> backspacing. For one, the late model Dodge Durango/Dakota platform is
>> one place to start looking.
>
>Chris, the old 6 bolt and new 6 bolt( like on the dodge dakota) are like
>comparing apples and apricots.


That's what I thought. But I don't know the bolt pattern of either truck,
just giving a direction to start looking in.

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 21:20:41 -0500
From: Joe DeLaurentis
Subject: Gaskets for 72 Doors

Heres one maybe somebody can answer..In the catalogs for door window
gaskets( innner and outer belt window weatherstrip) it lists one
for 67-71 and 72 by itself anybody know why?????The doors all look
the same from 67-72...
- --
Joe
Aka. Fordguy
1968 F-100 4x4 302 Np435 Bone Stock down to the wheel covers
1970 F-250 4x4 390 Np435 The Beast
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://web.p3.net/~shoman

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 21:29:57 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: Re: Anyone in Missouri?

Tyler:

I lived in Missouri from '64 to '86 and I hate to say that it is not a
"rust free state". The temp.
ranges from 25 below zero to over 100. Humidity is very high in summer.
Lots of freezing rain,
sleet in winter. Roads get lots of salt.
I think you need to travel a little further South! As many rustbuckets
there as in PA, where I live now!

For what it's worth...

MikeR

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 20:32:53 -0600
From: Tyler Wilkins
Subject: Re: Intro

>
> NO Deacon, It was an 82 Olds Delta 88 that I put 3 count them, three
> trannies in in a matter of months! It was a hand me down, what can I say!

I just 'inherited' the exact same car, needs a valve cover gasket. NO
way I'm gunna do it! I don't think its possible, did yours have air?
It took me an hour just to figure out it was the valve cover leaking,
not much elbow room in that compartment......

Darn new cars...........(82 is a 'new' car in my book)

Tyler Wilkins

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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 21:55:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Message from Deacon.

Deacon wanted me to thank all the list members who let him know
he'll be missed. He's pursueing large model remote control gas
trucks and its taking up so much of his time that he can't give
the list enough time. He said he may be back as a digest member
in the near future. Told me that he had reached a point of
frustration with the off-topic posts and the timing was right.
Rather than go out in flame war, he choose to leave gracefully.

As Deacon would say.... Later bro,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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